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The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).

Mar 11, 2019

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Through Google My Maps students can explore the basics of cartography, share information about local communities and far-flung destinations. The map is their canvas on which they can build with points, lines, and polygons, and they can go as far as their imagination leads them.

In your Google Drive, go to NEW>MORE and select MY MAPS.

  • Dropping pins
  • Measuring distances (distance = rate x time, etc.) … measure and take a screenshot?
  • Layers (biomes, animals, etc.)
  • Poly tool to determine area/perimeter
  • Locations for sports / extracurriculars
  • Plotting locations where you’ve done video calls
  • Amazing Race with Forms and MyMaps
  • Create a map of the journey of a character from a novel
  • Tell a story, non-fiction, fiction, personal

20 ways Google MyMaps can enhance lessons in any class

Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag

Ginna Jones (Virginia) -- Shares how she teaches proportions with pancakes and Google Slides! Check out her slide deck by clicking here!

Camden (5th-Grader, South Carolina) -- Listen to and from school. Teachers should use Google Lit Trips. Feel like you’re the character. 360 pictures. Earth and Tour Builder. Number the Stars: takes to the street where sisters are stopped by Nazi soldiers. Pictures and video. Diary of Anne Frank takes you to the secret annex where she hid.

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